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    What is the most polarizing topic in terms of cycling?

    If you had to pick the single most polarizing topic in cycling to date what is it?

    I think over viewing the forum here and other places, it has got to be the topic of strava.

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    53/39 vs 50/34 - (Real cyclist use the former, I guess unreal cyclist use the latter)
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    The number of threads started by pittcanna on RBR. Gotta be up there among the most polarizing topics in cycling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvad View Post
    The number of threads started by pittcanna on RBR. Gotta be up there among the most polarizing topics in cycling.
    Got to keep it interesting one way or another.

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    Strava - nope.

    Here are a few:

    Creation of forum threads for the purpose of creating threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittcanna View Post
    If you had to pick the single most polarizing topic in cycling to date what is it?

    I think over viewing the forum here and other places, it has got to be the topic of strava.
    On line forums are on line forums, not cycling.

    "In cycling" people tend to agree on most things and understand differences are just personal preference. You'll probably notice that generally the forum members who show indication they might actually ride a bike are not the ones wasting a ton of time on silly differences of opinion like crankset choice, waving, campy vs shimano ect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arai_speed View Post
    53/39 vs 50/34 - (Real cyclist use the former, I guess unreal cyclist use the latter)
    Then where the heck does 52/36 fall into that classification? LOL

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    Aside from my personal opinion that over the long term campy/shimano would be the clear victor, you could look at the site and see what the data might indicate.

    Sort the general forum by replies, since the beginning. The biggest threads would be the place to start, because conflict generates posts. Ignoring who are you threads, bike pic threads, etc... of course.

    Another measure: locked threads. Controversy leads to heat leads to lock. More heat, quicker lock, so larger is not the only thing to look at with this one.
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    Disc brakes on road bikes or carbon vs. steel
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    Benghazi, B. Hussain Obama's real country of birth, brifters, fluoridation, climate change and the role of the Trilateral Commission subliminally suggesting everyone needs disc brakes.

    I uncontroversially ride a steel road bike with disc brakes.

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    Ginger or Mary Ann ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pittcanna View Post
    Then where the heck does 52/36 fall into that classification? LOL
    Oh you didn't get the memo? Apparently it goes like this:

    52/36 w/ 11-23t and 50/36 w/ 11-23t would be classified as unreal cyclist.

    Only 53/39 with 11-23t would qualify as a real cyclist. If you're riding 12-25t it wouldn't count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibericb View Post
    Ginger or Mary Ann ?
    Why not both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackhammer View Post
    Why not both?
    Indeed.

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    Discussing perceived polarizing cycling topics is definitely the most polarizing- self fulfilling prophecy.

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    Sunglasses. Polarized is a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ullr View Post
    Sunglasses. Polarized is a good thing.
    Not always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittcanna View Post
    If you had to pick the single most polarizing topic in cycling to date what is it?
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